6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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6 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lexington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel and then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Louisville using our trip planner.

Philadelphia to Louisville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

2
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park, then trek along Cedar Sink Trail, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, then examine the collection at Dinosaur World, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

National Corvette Museum, Dinosaur World
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then steep yourself in history at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mary Todd Lincoln House and then get engrossed in the history at Ark Encounter.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lexington trip app .

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington is 1 hour. September in Lexington sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Ark Encounter
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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